Lee County, Florida’s largest annual business event, is the Industry Appreciation Awards. Presented by The Horizon Council, Horizon Foundation and Lee County Economic Development office, the awards honor local businesses that make a significant contribution to the economy.
This year, Bailey’s General Store earned The LocalLEE Grown Business Award. The award recognizes a company founded in Lee County, Florida which is distinguished by its operational excellence and commitment to the vibrancy of Southwest Florida’s business climate.
Providing groceries, hardware and gift items to the Sanibel-Captiva community since 1899, Bailey’s General Store is one of the oldest locally-owned companies. Still operated by Bailey family members, the company now has 100 full-time employees and has added a second location at the Sundial Resort on Sanibel. Bailey’s also created Sanibel Captiva Catering Company, which employs an additional 10 Lee County residents. To learn more about the folks at Bailey’s General Store and their commitment to operational excellence and the vibrancy of Southwest Florida’s business climate, watch the video below: